Three fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised following a report of a domestic property fire on Mansfield Road in Taunton at 03:01 this morning (Thursday).
It was unknown if persons were inside.
On arrival crews confirmed there was smoke issuing from the rear of the property and crews believed there to be a fire in the kitchen.
Two persons were removed from the property and crews got to work with two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one safety jet.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service confirmed a small fire within the kitchen of the property involving one handbag and that two persons were rescued.
The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a positive pressure fan.
The cause of the fire was confirmed by the fire service as deliberate.